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Martina Vandenberg

Founder and president of The Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center, Washington, D.C. will discuss "Human Trafficking: Ending the Myths, Confronting the Realities."

When: Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, 3 p.m.

Where: Corwin Pavilion, UCen Road, UCSB Campus, CA

Cost: Free

Age limit: 16+

Categories: Lectures

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Martina Vandenberg, founder and president of The Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center, Washington, D.C. will discuss "Human Trafficking: Ending the Myths, Confronting the Realities." This free, public event is being presented by the Walter H. Capps Center for the Study of Ethics, Religion, And Public Life at UCSB and cosponsored by Education Abroad Program and Human Rights Watch.

Vandenberg has spent nearly two decades fighting human trafficking, forced labor, rape as a war crime, and violence against women. Vandenberg has represented victims of human trafficking pro bono in immigration, criminal, and civil cases. She also founded one of the first rape crisis centers in Russia and she is the author of two Human Rights Watch reports. The International Labour Organization estimates that 20.9 million people around the world are currently held in forced labor and servitude. Human trafficking is constantly in the headlines in the United States, but it can be hard to separate fact from fiction. Martina Vandenberg will debunk the myths and examine concrete case studies compiled in her two decades combating trafficking in the United States and abroad.

Phone: 805-893-2317

Event posted Oct. 16, 2013
Last updated Oct. 21, 2013

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